Monday, 1 November 2010

Big Lottery Fund launches £75m grants scheme for buildings


The Big Lottery Fund is opening a £75m community buildings grants programme for voluntary organisations and parish and town councils in England.


Not-for-profit groups will be able to apply for sums of between £100,000 and £500,000 each from the BLF’s Reaching Communities programme from early December.


A BLF spokeswoman said funding would be available for "all types of multi-purpose buildings used by communities, including memorial halls, community centres and village halls".

Each project should have a total value of no more than £750,000.

Applications will be assessed on a monthly rolling basis.

Organisations can register for further information by calling 0845 410 2030.


It has been assured that as with the 2008 Community Buildings Programme, faith groups will be eligible as long as they meet the criteria.


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